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  • 65 390 carb

    Car has original carb. I think the base may be warped. Cant seem to get butterflies to center in bores. Tried to loosen screws hold butterflies closed and retighten screws but still wont close. I understand some carbs can be purchased pre jetted for your application. Any suggestions on which carb to go with.

  • #2
    I recommend the Edelbrock 1406 as a replacement. It bolts right on and needs very minor adjustments right out of the box.

    John
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    • #3
      I also recommend the Carter/Edelbrock carb!!
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      • #4
        Thanks for your help Where could I get a good price on carb

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        • #5
          It seems like $313 is the going price at both Summit Racing and Jegs. Most local auto stores also carry that model so I would check around. You can also look around for a used one. I got mine for under $100.

          John
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          • #6
            Put the base on a sheet of plate glass or a granite countertop and see if it is the bottom surface that is warped. If so you may be able to get a local machine shop cut it back flat.

            Or, try ebay for a core on your Autolite. The same thing happened to me (warped body) and I found a numbers matching one. Yeah I got lucky but there were a lot on sale that were close and could have been had for cheap. I was able to pick and choose the best components from each and build my current one.

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            • #7
              Dont even mess around with a used carb, get a new Edelbrock 1406 with the Ford linkage bolts right, all I had to do was adjust the idle and choke car runs like a top, just installed like two weeks ago see my post a few down from this post

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